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Bees & Wasps


Bees and wasps are both members of the Hymenoptera order, but they have some major differences. Bees are hairy whereas most wasps tend to be smoother with a shiny appearance. They also differ in lifestyle and habits- bees live more solitary lives while many species of wasp like to nest together for protection or share food resources among themselves by cooking insect protein into larvae soup!

What are the similarities and differences between honey bees and wasps?

Wasps live in a more regimented society than do honeybees. Wasps also sometimes hunt other insects, while most of what they eat come from dead animals or plants that have already been killed by another animal. Honeybee’s diet is primarily nectar with some pollen mixed in for protein. They love to make their homes out of cavities like tree trunks or abandoned rodent burrows which can lead them into trouble if humans happen upon one of these habitats without realizing it!

How to Identify Wasps

Wasps have a smooth, shiny, elongated body with a narrow waist and long legs. They are often striped in black and yellow bands but can also be reddish-brown, all black, even metallic green or blue. Their size and appearance will vary greatly by species. They may be social, living in large nests or colonies, or they may be solitary, residing alone, with a mate or in a small family group.

How to Identify Bees

Most hornets, wasps and bees are fairly well-known creatures. Many are social creatures but some species are solitary or live in very small groups or mated pairs. They build nests which can be in trees, inside structures or in the ground. Their coloration can be black, black with flashes of white or yellow, black and yellow striped, or rusty brown depending on the species.

More Information About Bees and Wasps

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